Sprained Ankle Rehab
To preface this, I have been playing basketball for a few hours a day for the past few years, this is my first sprained ankle since I was about 9 years old (im 22 now). So I sprained my ankle exactly 1 month ago. I never went to the doctor because I know the basics about treating a sprain (I had it iced, elevated and wrapped up for a week) It took me about 1.5 weeks until I could start hobbling around on it again. After 2.5 weeks I was walking like normal, and now, at 4 weeks, it feels pretty good, and I have almost all of my rotational motion back in my ankle.
I would say my ankle is currently at about 75-80%. I am really wanting to get back out on the court, but I can tell when I jump up in the air or shuffle my feet to the sides that my ankle is still rehabbing.
Basically I am just wondering how much longer I should expect to wait until I am at 100%, also, my friend told me I would be much more likely to sprain my ankle again if I started playing before it was at 100%, is there any truth to that?